Demo Use Cases

There are several ways of mounting device/devices in FRINX Machine. You can either run a workflow to mount a network device directly or you can add devices to your Kibana inventory and mount devices from there. From your Kibana inventory, you can mount a single device, but you can also mount every device in the inventory simultaneously.

To start mounting devices open up FRINX UniConfig UI.

Open FRINX UniConfig UI

Open your browser and go to [host_ip]:3000. This is the GUI (UniConfig UI) for managing all of your devices. You should see a screen like this:

User Interface

Note

For Demo Use Cases, please download repository fm-workflows https://github.com/FRINXio/fm-workflows

Make sure FRINX-machine is running, navigate to

cd fm-workflows

and execute

./startup.sh

Imported workflows and tasks will appear in FRINX-Machine UI, immediately after the import finishes.

In the following section, you’ll learn how to mount a device from UniConfig and how to mount all devices from the inventory. This inventory is automatically set up for you when you start FRINX Machine. After that we’ll learn how to create a loopback address on the devices that we previously stored in the inventory and how to read the journals of these devices.

After that, in the LACP workflow, you’ll learn how you can create a link aggregation between two nodes. Next, you’ll learn how to collect LLDP information from mounted devices and how to store that information in the inventory.

Then we’ll take a look at how to obtain platform inventory data from the devices that you have in the network and how to store them in inventory. Next, you’ll learn how to save commands to your inventory and execute them on the devices that are in your network.

Lastly, we’ll take a look at how you can manually add your networking devices into inventory. This might be useful if you want to play around with FRINX Machine by mounting your networking devices.